Today’s adventure took me to Stoke Prior in Herefordshire to a new build, built by Border Oak. Border Oak design and construct oak framed building across the UK and abroad.
Our client’s home was the first out of five to be almost finished on this particular plot in Stoke Prior, with the exception of a few little jobs. Upon driving to The Stoke Prior home it was a beautiful scenic route, and I must say the location of the property is ideal. With views for miles of Herefordshire’s countryside yet a quick trip down the road takes you back into the bustling town life.
The house itself is absolutely stunning with large glass windows, oak framing and limestone flooring. Upon entering the kitchen, it perfectly suited the design and style of the home. With touches of oak on show and a lovely creamy white cabinetry colour, the kitchen was bright, light and complimented by warm tones of natural wood.
I had a lovely surprise when I first walked into the kitchen – A Minerva worktop. I’d never seen one in a client’s home before, and it was really great to see one in person.
I particularly loved the touches of oak within the kitchen, the push to open chopping boards, worktop, shelving and the apron fronted Belfast sink with the oak board that it sits on. All of these little touches really brought the whole room together with the oak framed home.
The perk of having a bespoke kitchen is having little touches that aren’t necessarily possible with an ‘off-the-shelf’ kitchen. The island not only has become a breakfast bar, additional worktop space and a place for extra storage but has an integrated bin and wine cooler. That’s what’s great about having a bespoke design that is not just for your space but also for how you utilise the space.
We find that many of our clients, either after their kitchen project has been fitted or whilst they are planning their space, decide that they don’t just want a kitchen but perhaps a utility room, wine room, wardrobes, vanity units and the list goes on. In this project we didn’t just build the kitchen, but we also built the utility room as well. Seeing it all come together was so satisfying as there was a continuous theme throughout the house and it all matched. I think it perfectly suited the property because of the open plan kitchen space.
I think my favourite part about this kitchen (except the stunning circular lighting above the island) was the LED strip lighting in the shelving. Our client said that it was perfect for relaxing in the evening and created a lovely atmosphere.
Take a look below to see The Stoke Prior Kitchen and all the ‘hidden’ secrets within this beautiful kitchen.
Each kitchen I visit is so unique and different and I can’t wait for my next adventure out!